Mazembe deny Sinkala stroke rumour
Nathan Sinkala of Zambia
Sinkala is currently in Johannesburg at Milpark Clinic undergoing neurologic tests for a facial nerve problem.
“It’s not true that Nathan has a stroke,"Katumbi told MTNFootball.com.
"He had a nerve infection after our Champions League match against Berekum Chelsea which affected his face."
Sinkala came through without incident in the CAF Champions League Group A game against Berekum on July 22 in Lubumbashi that ended 2-2.
“After the same match, I advised Nathan to go to South Africa for medical attention but he decided to go to Zambia," Katumbi said.
“I’ve now taken him with me and we are in South Africa at Milpark Hospital together so that this disorder is attended to.
“He is not in a critical condition but we just want him to get back to his best.”
Katumbi and Sinkala flew into Johannesburg on Sunday and are due to fly back to Lubumbashi on Wednesday.
“From the time I started running TP Mazembe, I have never flown with a player to seek medical attention but since I treat all my players as my own children, I thought I could be with Nathan," the Mazembe boss said.
Sinkala joined Mazembe in January this season from MTN/FAZ Super Division club Green Buffaloes.
The midfielder was part of Zambia's 2012 Africa Cup winning team and played in all six of Chipolopolo's games at the finals.